EHV-1 Equine Neurological Herpes

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Equine Herpes





This virus causes inflammation of blood vessels in the spinal cord or brain and although it is treatable, can be fatal. The condition causes respiratory problems and can cause abortions in horses

Early signs of equine herpes include:

Increased temperature
Coughing
Nasal discharge
Lack of interest in food

Checking For Signs Of Equine Herpes

A Vet Taking the Temperature Of This Welsh Pony


A horse showing these signs should be isolated and a vet called. To prevent the spread of the disease, all horses who have come in contact with the infected horse should remain on the yard until the vet has confirmed diagnosis

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